Thursday, March 23, 2017

Caution: We Have a Walker!

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November 3, 2016

Comparing Space Needle Visits

It's crazy how much can change in 3 years!


Childless and visiting Seattle on vacation (left, 8/2013) vs. living in Seattle and struggling to contain a 1-year-old (right, 10/2016).  Apparently me wearing black and Caitlin wearing a cardigan is constant, however.


We couldn't be happier to have our little guy though!

Birthday Boy

This kid turned 1 year old!  (September 29, 2016)


Caitlin did a great job of organizing and decorating for the big day!  Owen loves dogs, so they went to a dog park earlier in the day.  Then Caitlin had decorated our apartment for a party afterward.



Opening presents



Mini doggie cakes for everyone!


Owen LOVED making a mess!


But maybe ate a few too many sweets.

Enjoying Seattle Summer

We moved to Seattle a month before school began, so we had ample time to enjoy Seattle summer and explore the area.


We explored UW campus, which was fun!  Owen adores dogs and was so excited every time he saw huskies on campus.


Also, UW's reading room in the library is amazing and Harry Potter-esque -- much to Caitlin's delight.


PACCAR Hall, home of UW's Foster School of Business, will be my 2nd home / prison for the next couple years.


In addition to exploring campus, we did our fair share of enjoying the water too while the weather was nice!

Jetty Island

Edmonds


Even Martha Lake across the street from our apartment is perfect for Owen!


Martha Lake makes for a beautiful walk, even if you don't get in the water.


Splash park in Marysville




Swimming pool at our apartment complex


Swings in Everett


We even took the ferry to San Juan Island and went on a whale watching tour!  Sadly, we didn't see any whales, but the tour company provided us free passes to come again next summer.  Above is Caitlin and Owen at Friday Harbor on the island.

This is just a fraction of the fun we had before school started, and there is hopefully much more to come next summer!

We moved!

So, we moved!  About 8 months ago...  If this is the first time you are hearing about it, then we probably aren't that close.  Sorry.

I decided to pursue an MBA at University of Washington!


We packed up everything we own (super fun process, by the way) and moved from Salt Lake City to Lynnwood, Washington -- just outside of Seattle.


We have more stuff than we realized.


We stopped halfway in Ontario, Oregon, to spend the night at a Motel 6.  Turns out, it is hard to rest when every earthly possession you own is sitting in a parking lot protected only by a $5 lock.

Owen wasn't phased though.


Long story short, we made it!  Things could have gone a lot worse, so we were lucky!


Unpacked!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Family Pictures

Before leaving Utah, we had family pictures taken in Murray City Park.  Owen wasn't the most cooperative subject, but we still managed to capture some great moments!







Sunday, April 10, 2016

One year later...


It is crazy to think these pictures were taken almost exactly one year apart!

We are so grateful for our little family!